“Crack!” A dull sound resounded, and the colossal door slowly opened, and everyone rushed inside. The experts of the Unparalleled Palace and the Crimson Peak Villa had separated with each other very quickly, going to their destinations.
On the contrary, Ye Xiwen wasn’t familiar with this place, which meant he had no destination at all.
As he glanced around, he realized that this was a vibrant city. Humans were walking everywhere, and it was very crowded.
The most significant difference from the cities that he had previously entered was that everyone within this city was a cultivator. There was no ordinary civilian at all. Even those handymen had the cultivation of the Legendary Realm. This place could be called a cultivator city.
The Ancient Barrens Continent was truly filled with experts. Only someone strong enough could survive in such a nourishing place. In the True Martial Domain, ordinary people were still able to survive. However, in the Ancient Barrens Continent, other than a newborn, there were no such ordinary people.
“Little brother, you must be a prodigy from another domain, right? Do you not know where to go? That’s fine. I have a map of the Ancient Barrens Continent with me. It’s only five thousand spirit crystals for one of them!”
A brute confronted him. He seemed to have seen Ye Xiwen passing through the gate and immediately advertised his product.
Ye Xiwen instantly became speechless. Five thousand spirit crystals…
It should be known that only experts above the Transcendent Realm could materialize spirit crystals. Five thousand spirit crystals were equivalent to five hundred thousand elixirs. What kind of map is this? How is it so expensive?
It would be fine if it were the map of the Ancient Barrens Continent. After all, it was worthy of that price. Besides, five thousand spirit crystals were nothing when compared to Ye Xiwen’s current wealth. After so many years of warfare, even though he had consumed a large amount of them, he still had over a billion spirit crystals.
However, who would believe that the Ancient Barrens Continent’s map would be sold everywhere?
This place was different from his previous life. In this world, maps were too precious resources of warfare. Without something like a satellite, the map of the world could only be studied slowly. However, this world was enormous. Forget about the Ancient Barrens Continent. Even the True Martial Domain was much larger than the size of the Earth. Even if the map were accurate, such a map wouldn’t be sold for five thousand spirit crystals. If the map truly inscribed the continent’s details, people would buy it even for the price of fifty million spirit crystals.
Although he had just arrived at the Ancient Barrens Continent, he wasn’t someone oblivious of anything. During all the years he cultivated and trained in the True Martial Domain, he had already recognized such tricks and was aware of one when he encountered it.
Ye Xiwen ignored him and continued walking towards the inner city area. The middle-aged man’s expression suddenly changed. He retracted his smile and said, “Brat, you’re finding trouble for yourself!”
Ye Xiwen could feel a dozen or more brutes suddenly appearing around him and were surrounding him.
“Brat, if you obediently handed over five thousand spirit crystals, nothing would happen. However, you had the audacity to ignore us. This matter wouldn’t be settled by just five thousand spirit crystals now!” The middle-aged man in lead snorted. His expression was too savage as if his previous docile look was all just for show. “Today, I shall break a hand of yours, as the price of your arrogance!”
In a nearby restaurant, the senior disciples and the new disciples of the Unparalleled Palace were inside, with their elder’s lead. They would only return to their sect after having a meal here.
Although eating was unnecessary for them, they mainly intended to satisfy the lust of their tongues. This was also a habit of theirs.
“Elder, look. Isn’t that Ye Xiwen?” A disciple noticed Ye Xiwen, who was currently being surrounded and quickly called the elder. With Shen Yanmei, everyone knew that his name was Ye Xiwen.
Everyone from the Unparalleled Palace took a look in Ye Xiwen’s direction. They had separated from each other ever since they entered the city. To their surprise, they met Ye Xiwen here once more.
“He seems to be in some trouble!” said Shen Yanmei worriedly. Such was her personality. She was a little pure and had no plotting mind.
Previously, Ye Xiwen was already curious about how Shen Yanmei managed to survive in this world, where survival of the fittest was very apparent, seeing how pure of a mindset she had.
“Hmph, it’s not only some trouble. See that middle-aged man? His name is Ma Yuanlong. In this city that welcomes the new, he’s considered one of the brutes that bully others. In the past, many newcomers had already suffered from his hands. Some newcomers think too highly of themself and choose not to join a sect before entering. Other than those unparalleled prodigies, Ma Yuanlong would target all the others!” said a disciple with a snort, obviously looking down on Ye Xiwen. Although no huge clash happened between the two sides, he felt like Ye Xiwen was too prideful and didn’t place the Unparalleled Palace in his eyes at all.
In history, people like this would always appear. Even if their strength wasn’t enough, they still thought too highly of themselves and chose not to join any sect. In the end, they would merely succumb to being an average Joe.
In his opinion, Ye Xiwen was someone like that.
“If he obediently bought the map, nothing would happen. However, since he didn’t buy it, he might have to face the wrath of Ma Yuanlong. Although Ma Yuanlong was only in the Transcendent Realm First Level Peak, he’s the absolute prime in this realm. If it wasn’t for his cultivation being forked into a different path, he might have already been in the second level, or even third level long ago!” that disciple continued. “He’s even stronger than Senior Brother Kou!”
Kou Wendong remained silent, without commenting on that disciple’s statement. He merely looked at Ye Xiwen, his complex emotion written all over his face. It was apparent that Ye Xiwen trouncing him had a significant impact on his heart. His sense of superiority of being born in the Ancient Barrens Continent crumbled into nothingness.
Ye Xiwen’s expression remained calm. Seeing how these people didn’t possess any good intentions, a killing intent flashed across his eyes. Do they think that I’m such an easy target to be bullied?”
Ye Xiwen didn’t even feel like saying a word to people like them. His figure instantly moved, and he lunged himself towards Ma Yuanlong.
“Curses, such courage!” Ma Yuanlong was taken aback by Ye Xiwen’s action. He never expected Ye Xiwen to take the first move, despite being surrounded by others. He suddenly felt exceptionally shameful, as he was surprised by an ignorant brat.
“You’re seeking death!” He instantly extended his hand. His terrifying energy transformed into a large eagle, which came dashing towards Ye Xiwen. This was the Eagle Claw Technique, which had been cultivated by him to a grand scale. Even an entire mountain would be turned into a pile of debris.
“Cheap tricks!” Ye Xiwen extended his hand. His thin and white palm instantly traversed through the universe and grabbed the large eagle by the neck. With a squeeze, the large eagle immediately exploded.
The momentum of his hand was unabated. In almost an instant, it descended upon Ma Yuanlong’s body.
“Bang!” Ma Yuanlong didn’t seem to have any strength to fight back. He was instantly knocked back and abruptly started spitting out blood.
However, Ye Xiwen’s attacks had yet to come to an end. He instantly chased after Ma Yuanlong and gave him a kick.
“Boom!” Another loud bang resounded. Ye Xiwen’s kick instantly shattered Ma Yuanlong’s dantian. His meridians also shattered in that instant.
Ma Yuanlong widened his eyes and hoped to be knocked out on the spot. His dantian was destroyed on the spot, and even his martial arts techniques were deposed from him. He never expected Ye Xiwen to be so cruel.
Upon seeing Ma Yuanlong’s martial arts being deposed on the spot, the other brutes who previously surrounded Ye Xiwen were all shocked. In the Ancient Barrens Continent, one would be considered nothing without their martial arts technique. They would become trash, free to be bullied by anyone. At this point, it was much better to kill him instead.
They immediately turned around and attempted to flee. They weren’t some sort of benevolent person, to begin with. They merely worked together with Ma Yuanlong due to the benefits along with it. However, seeing how even Ma Yuanlong wasn’t Ye Xiwen’s opponent, they knew that they had encountered someone much stronger than them. As such, they didn’t dare remain any longer.
In the past, they were victorious no matter where they were. Although Ma Yuanlong enjoyed bullying the weak, he wasn’t someone stupid. If a Transcendent Realm fifth level or sixth level prodigy was present, he wouldn’t even get near them. And yet, Ye Xiwen was merely in the Transcendent Realm first level. No one expected this Transcendent Realm first level to be so strong.
Ma Yuanlong could already be considered the prime within the Transcendent Realm first level, as he had been remaining in this realm for quite a few years. And yet, he was instantly defeated by Ye Xiwen.
If Ye Xiwen knew their current thoughts, he would despise their thoughts. How many years were quite a few years? It should be known that most people in the True Martial Domain had remained in the Transcendent Realm first level for thousands of years. How was it comparable?
“Thinking of fleeing? Too late!” Ye Xiwen had no sense of pity for these people at all. In the past, who knew how many people had suffered by their hands?
This group was unmatched to Ye Xiwen. Even if they attempted to flee, they were still slower than Ye Xiwen’s speed. Within a short amount of time, their martial art techniques were all deposed by Ye Xiwen.
The spectating crowd sucked in a deep breath, appalled by Ye Xiwen’s strength and his cruelty.
Even the experts of the Unparalleled Palace were stunned, and lights flickered in Kou Wendong’s eyes. Ye Xiwen didn’t just hold back when facing him. Otherwise, killing him would barely take any effort.
“Among the Transcendent Realm first level martial warriors, no one should be stronger than Ye Xiwen!”
“I agree. I’ve never seen a Transcendent Realm first level martial warrior to be so eerily strong!”
“I’m afraid even some Transcendent Realm second level experts aren’t as strong as him. No wonder why he’s so prideful. He does have his strength to back him up!”
“So what if he’s strong. No matter how strong he is, he’s just in the Transcendent Realm first level. There are so many experts in the world and even an abundance of people that have surpassed the Transcendent Realm. If he continues to be so prideful, he’ll suffer from it in the future!”
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“everyone within this city was cultivators”
“everyone within this city were* cultivators”
“everyone within this city was a* cultivator* ”
Both are grammatically correct, but personally I like the ‘were’ version better because it’s clearly referring to plural people.
I would also like to give you a compliment Jody.
There are fewer and fewer occasions where I can offer some assistance.
Lately any discrepancies I do find are very minor and even those are scarce.
It’s truly a pleasure to have seen you grow from a good to a great translator.
Although I usually use few words, please know my every “thank you” expresses this appreciation.
Please keep up the awesome translations you’ve been producing!
Thanks for the kind words, Belkar. It truly motivates me. I also like that your keen support brings me on a journey with constant improvement, allowing me to serve more value to my fellow readers. Cheers!
“you must be a prodigy from other domains”
you must be a prodigy from an* other domain*